The call for a price on carbon as the key policy driver for reducing our carbon footprint is heard far and wide.  My co-editor at Below2°C and I actually met several years ago while lobbying the federal government for...
From October 21-24, 2017, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada members will be in Ottawa lobbying their MPs and Senators. We will present 5 simple steps to improve Canada’s carbon pricing policy. Below2°C's Ken Johnson and Rolly Montpellier will be...
I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
The following open letter to the Trudeau Government is important for five reasons: Members of Parliament (MPs) have asked for it; Open letters are an effective tool in the democratic process; Now is a good time to help shape...
Source: YouTube Standard Licence, Published April 3, 2017 Carbon Pricing Saga The great Canadian carbon pricing saga started in the fall of 2016 when Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a surprise speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons. Trudeau’s announcement established...
This article is a reproduction (with permission) of a Laser Talk produced by Citizens' Climate Lobby (Canada). The post highlights revenue-neutral carbon pricing as the clear winner. CCL offers a series of Laser Talks designed as tools for members to use...
The election of Donald Trump and a climate-denial administration is worrisome for the climate movement and the future of the Paris Agreement. Given that Trump vows to reverse President Obama's climate actions, should Canada pull back on its carbon...
Canada's climate and energy policies are in a state of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when one tries to entertain two opposing ideas at the same time. This creates tension and a psychological discomfort which forces one to resort to clever...
Climate alarm bells should be going off in every country, every city, every household. We are losing ground as we struggle to fight climate change and global warming. The climate action trends witnessed in 2016 are both unsettling and ominous. Without...
Following the recent First Ministers' Meeting and the launch of Canada's climate action plan, Citizens' Climate Lobby, led by National Director Cathy Orlando, issued this Media Release on December 12. (Source: CCL Canada Website).  On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Pan-Canadian Plan on...